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Oct 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
of the issues in the report, early childhood education. as senator dodd said come we've made great progress. the home visitation program for new and expecting moms that live in high-risk communities. the race to the top an income of $500 billion in 2011 and an additional $133 million for the top five runner-up states in 2012. but the facts remain, even though that is good news, less than 5% of the kids eligible for early head start by getting early head start services in this country today. depending on your number, but in our report we showed that less than 30% of the kids eligible for head start by getting services today. there's no question the quality needs to go up in both of those. save the children is now running head start programs in arkansas and soon in louisiana to improve the quality of services delivered by those programs. we need to do a better job in making sure child care dollars are spent more efficiently and effectively having an impact on cancer at the bottom under means we should not talk about whether to get those programs, but making additional investment to make more
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Oct 8, 2012 8:30pm EDT
in education. you see more young men majoring in math and science and more young women majoring in actually gender studies, literature, fields that are not going to pay as well as math and science. then when they enter the workplace you see more women going into nonprofits. you see more women working shorter hours and you see more men and investment banks and computer science. there isn't any reason that these two groups should be paid the same if they make different choices. a man an and a woman in an investment bank, face both start at goldman sachs, those should be paid to sing. they are paid the same. if they are not there are avenues to pursue, but that's a big difference. >> what you think about the white house council on women and girls? >> well, i think the white house needs have a council on men and boys. you can see that young men have lower earnings than young women. if you look at single men and single women in urban areas, then the single men have lower earnings. you can see that there are far higher rates of voice dropping out of high school than girls. boys are getting less e
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
economic security, education and child health. and provide policy recommendations to improve the outcomes in these areas. following the release of the state of american child report, senator dodd and senator bob casey called on first focus and translates great patriotic report card to provide a holistic picture of children's unmet needs in america and policy suggestion on how to meet those needs. so one of the things when we think about this report is we -- i have four kids and i went back to school night, in the past few weeks and i figured out that my kids it created about 300 times a year, with its tests, quizzes, homework assignments, plus all the testing that are required by national policy. so, you know, no child left behind, et cetera. so 300 times we assess kids to you. so what we thought about it was how about how we all as a nation are doing on kids. so what's our report on how we are faring for kids? so this is a chance to turn that around and great ourselves. copies of the report are available, as you all know and also on our website. our grades are not accessing a particular
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Oct 10, 2012 8:00pm EDT
about teachers and our future with education and you think about law enforcement and safety on the streets. we think about firefighters and things that we have had to do. we have not responded to doubt where would we be and what would have happened if we hadn't have done the things that would get the environment going again, the manufacturing of automobiles and general motors? >> moderator: you mentioned roads and bridges but what would you favor and how would you pay for his? boswell well i think we are going to have to raise the tax. i think we must do that and it will be indexed inflation but we have talked about that before. that is not new information for you. we talked about in the transportation infrastructure committee sometime ago. it was made between mr. young and mr. oberstar who talked to president bush at the time and he said he would veto it so that did not happen. we have got to do it. >> moderator: congressman boswell, believe you support president obama's stand that would raise taxes on people who make over $250,000 a year, is that correct? boswell: that's c
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 10:45pm EDT
. minorities against their new homeland. the same war that makes the educated american man working 70 hours per week your in and year out to accomplish something in his five feel as if he is presented. a war of christian values have no place in this world. that no culture is better than any other. one set of values, one model worth. the war that encourages, foster's, harbors and empowers radical islam. more whose casualty will ultimately be the western world, marked by words. our war is with these people as much as it is it with those extremism from the events of september 11. america is the one hope for the world. the only shield, the only hedge of protection. the one bloodline to make sure that no enemy can cross. it has the model, the values, the culture, the freedom and constitution. america is a conservative idea in a sea of socialism. america's values are conservative. america favors the individual. e. pluribus unum. israel to palestine and christianity man with the rest of the world only the ex the government employee that was found on the opposite premise. the same conservative values a
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the grandmother and build new education and yet segregation, jim crow law rose above it and insisted that his grandson's rise above its. fight, participate, eliminate but do not be consumed by it. in so many ways we talk about the founding fathers and yet the house fell in a way because of the contradiction and the generation rebuilds it. frederick others see -- frederick and others. do we today in our law and our culture give enough credit to that refunding? >> you think of the great moments in our history. we talk about of course the revolution, certainly the constitution that we celebrate now, 225 years. it was all coming apart and the country as we know today is reshaped after the civil war. the constitutional law what would it look like if there were no 14th amendment to the states. there is so much that goes beyond the war. i tell my clerks we have to go to gettysburg. this isn't just about pulling these little threads out of what we do every day about journalism and original was on and we argue it is much bigger than that. i see some people here who argue before the court. i'm not once
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. they have no need to do that. there is nothing more potent as a driver of education for those with less skill than a taught labor market and the need to hire. i would suggest to you that those who assert that slow growth and stimulus and what happens in the short run is the short run issue, what is most important is the concept of long run fundamentalss this the crucial point -- miss the crucial point. we are by allowing the economy remains stagnant committing grievous structural sins. we are squandering human capital as people withdraw from the labour force. we are missing opportunities for employment and training for workers in their most formative years. we are running an active set of measures that discourage investment in finding the most disadvantaged workers and we are providing limitations on the incentive to invests in research and development as a product of tomorrow. how then to think about our current situation and the strategy for moving forward? it is i think right to say that in a sense we have moved past the great recession. the economy was, as i said at the time, like a
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 12:00pm EDT
's a footnote in the book. she was very learned. she was very proud of her education at the university of wisconsin. with his father and mother were wisconsin nurse. they really haven't traveled far at all and they were very, very middle-class folks in the depression. and the father is a paper salesman had gotten through high school. he actually lost the family house. he was the breadwinner and in 1939 who sold the action and mystery book call it little suburb of milwaukee. it was sold for the death of a sonic, which is $77,000. see the family had been kinder through some very dire straits. they were also very conservative. they were america firsters, which meant they didn't want america to be in world war ii. they were against the new deal and franklin roosevelt, they were very, very conservative household. where that conservatives and came, who knows except that it was pretty common when a string may be searched, pretty common, commonly found in that suburb at that time, the folks i interviewed told me. when someone was going into the army, just to jump up a little bit on the last na
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
heard fissured the university of texas at austin, the affirmative action policies in higher education. abigail fisher was denied admission to the university of texas at austin in 2008. fischer sued, arguing that racial minorities with worse credentials were accepted ahead of her because she was white. she contend that the schools use of of race in nations violates the u.s. constitution's guarantee of equal protection. a previous court ruling allows race to be one factor considered to achieve diversity. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> well, i get to say that this is case of love and 345, fisher of the of texas at austin. and you get to say -- >> general suter trained me too well. chief justice and members of the court, may i please the court. the essential issue here is whether the university of texas at austin and can carry its burden of proving that its use of race as an nation plus factor and the consequent denial of equal treatment, which is the central mandate of equal protection clause to abigail fisher met the two test of strict scrutiny, which are applicable. >> before we ge
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the educational experience of all pupils. >> caller: that's good. i guess it goes back to the case the was deemed moot anyway, but the fact of the matter is when you are laying on that table and you are about to have brain surgery, it doesn't matter what color the surgeon is. i don't care if he is black, white, it doesn't make any difference. the fact of the matter is if they were granted admission to school simply based on the fact of their skin color, that in itself is discriminatory. >> host: okay. carroll. oklahoma city. independent. good morning. >> caller: good morning. i would say that i hope [inaudible] they don't intervene because that affirmative action of white women versus african-american women for jobs and positions and i think it is being used in that respect. hopefully the supreme court will step down and allow it to continue as it is. >> host: okay. new hampshire. the democratic call. good morning, now three. what are your thoughts? >> caller: i just think it's unfortunate that today we need this kind of law we. look at the ayaan to leave the unemployment rate on its higher among
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
the first question i went to princeton university i hope these guys are good to be well-educated and know something and the first question is where is your tomahawk? the borderland follows me everywhere. there was no way to escape it. the only way through it and so i realized there are not that -- i wouldn't be the barometer by which a lot of people what, you know, understand or judge native people so i realize the importance of my work and that her presentation. >> one of the things i like about your book is balance and that's important that type of community based upon balance but in the book we had a lot of balance, we balance the topics dealing with sensitive issues that might be sensitive to a non-native person like mike cherokee grandmother was a cherokee princess for the tribal community for enrollment and then you dealt with tough issues like the history of christopher columbus so there's a history lesson and then the ler enjoyment of reading the book. how did you decide what to include and what not to include in this book? >> guest: writing the book happened faster than my resear
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 10:00pm EDT
in the book. she was very learned and very proud of her education at the university of wisconsin. does his father and his mother were wisconsin or is. they really hadn't traveled far at all and they were very, very middle-class folks in the depression and the father is a paper salesman. he had gotten through high school and he actually lost the family house. he was the breadwinner and a 1939 his house was sold at auction in wisconsin in this bucolic leafy suburb of milwaukee. it was sold for the debt that was on it which was $7000 of the family had been through some very dire straits. they were also very conservative. they were america firsters which meant they did not want america to be in world war ii. they were against the new deal and franklin roosevelt. they were very very conservative household. where that conservatism came on the parents part who knows except that it was pretty common i think when i was doing my research, pretty common, commonly found in that particular suburb at that time, the folks that i interviewed told me. when rehnquist was going into the army, just to jump up
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 8:45pm EDT
and father, months of brokenness, sacrificing her education. the people of richmond hill, georgia, and the surrounding areas, welcomed matthew home with tears, flags, and salutes. the streets were line for 17 miles from the airport to the church. local choirs joined to sing at his memorial service at the midwestist church that helped raced him. a local boy execute troop clenchinged pencils and papers and sent them to afghanistan. jim had a vision and the matthew freeman project began. he dedicated time and energy to produce a short film that launched the project on memorial day, 2010. the project has sent over seven tons of supplies to our marines in afghanistan for human tear efforts. matthew's city, and our great arm would bases, and the savannah air guard, have helped me heal by supporting the math few freeway -- freeman project, and the 5k run for peace. last night i dedicated a memorial in our town, to captain matthew freeman joe jacket proudly announced the scholarship we're starting for the siblings of the fallen in combat. these are the forgotten mourners who sacrifice or
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 2:00am EDT
versus board of education, and he ordered the integration of the central high school in little rock and the demonstrations there which blocked the desegregation eisenhower ordered the 101st airborne division from fort campbell to little rock to enforce desegregation with a forceful message to everyone in the south that the desegregation integration was the loss of land and eisenhower was going to support it with the armed forces of the united states. what a powerful message. [applause] but finally, eisenhower did not take the lead in rgb advantages of integration as john f. kennedy and lyndon johnson to. eisenhower felt this was a difficult till -- pill to swallow and the best way to get them to do that was to stress that this was the law. this was the rule of law and he is president was going to take care of the law. it made it much easier, and easier pill for the south to swallow. [applause] >> jonathan is great to be with you today and with all the booklovers at this fabulous festival and with a very distinguished biographer, jean edward smith way think has contributed immeasurab
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 9:00am EDT
jobs. we cannot slow up on education because that's the engine that is going to give us the economic growth and competitiveness that we need. and we are not going to slow up on the whole idea of providing for affordable health care for americans, none of which when we get to talk about health care is as my, as the governor characterized, characterized. the bottom line here is that we are going to, in fact, eliminate those wasteful spending that exist in the budget right now. a number of things i don't have time because the light is blinking that i won't be able to mention, but one of which is the $100 billion tax dodge that, in fact, allows people to take their post office box offshore, avoid taxes. i call that unpatriotic. i call that unpatriotic. that's what i'm talking about. >> moderator: governor? palin: well, the nice thing about running with john mccain is i can assure you he doesn't tell one thing to one group and then turns around and tells something else to another group, including his plans that will make this bailout plan, this rescue plan even better. i want to go back t
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 4:00pm EDT
literary education colonial. in those early years he was certainly not a student of the boys lengths, houston or the harlem renaissance of the riding that would subsequently shape and professionally. perhaps it is his blindly cosmopolitan perspective on the united states and on its literature that gives him such a clear eye view of it. that may be too easy a formulation. in any case, suffice it to say that his work really is without compare. the word magisterial is often used in conjunction with biographies, so the effect of the word has diminished somewhat i want to restore. as i think -- as i can think of no better word than that to describe the march and authority of his four masterworks, the art and imagination of w. e. b. du bois, life of langston hughes, in two volumes, jackie robinson, a biography, and rob allison, a biography. the first volume of the hughes biography was the pulitzer prize. the ellison was a finalist for the national book award. in recognition of his contributions not only to african-american biography but also to the genre of biography itself he recently rec
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
of the opposition. and the elections that were held this summer were an education precisely for introducing under the aegis of in effect regime sponsorship, a new element of political personnel authorized to found new parties as a way of being put into the political disposition. at the same time it's a regime that doesn't hesitate to make deals even with opposition figures when it decides that that's a smart thing to do. third element is of course the stake -- the stick. it's been striking that while generally seeking to co-opt, bite off, the regime has been taking a very hard line against certain elements of a certain source of unrest, particularly those unemployed to come instead of queuing up to get credit can have actually been demonstrating, demanding jobs. nuance actually matters on that nuance depends on whether you get a handout or -- [inaudible]. the regime is not interested in really undertaking and you've got a change in economic policy that leads to significant job creation. and, therefore, it's been quite harsh with those elements of the algerian youth demanding that, and campaigning
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
tremendous amount of education. retired in the country retired for the hundred veterans this year and that 78 companies there's 20,000 veterans. they're giving homes which were under the veterans, as we try to participate. and to me it's a healthy vibrant company makes it possible. that income as possible, and that's why i turned to michael the time and if i don't make customers happy, they're is no -- i've never separated them. always invest in the future, take care of your own people and clients. let me go back to this issue one more time to read here is a question for you all. we have something like $15 billion of exposure in all the stuff like that and it bounces around to make those 15 in spain. you could easily tell me get it down. i would get it down. we have been in stanford over a hundred years. jpmorgan and fever in italy he would say okay, jpmorgan, the year in good times and bad times for me which is what we are doing. the government, the bank, huge corporations. and i know we could lose $546 billion just like that. i will be a drawdown to congress again. spain would go bad. how c
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
and accountability. i'm talking especially about his education reform and welfare reform and his police reforms. when they didn't work, their answer was always more money. but we have learned from experience the governments must focus on product that comes out of an agency, not on the tax revenue that goes into an agency. [applause] in new york city we have seen how accountability and innovation has led to transformation. in public safety, public education and public assistance. crime in new york city is down more than 30% compared to a decade ago and high school graduations are up 40% and welfare rolls are up 25%. that didn't just happen because i spend more money. it happened because accountability and innovation has become an integral part of the work. it's not easy. it never is. they will always be doomsayers. i also know that tough problems are not solved by an waving a magic wand and charting the right course rather than the easy course takes courage to the and i don't have any doubt that david cameron has the courage of the convictions and i believe that he is charting the right course from br
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of the three most important challenges facing america, arms control and national security, jobs and education and budget deficit by half experience and accomplishments than does the governor in massachusetts. i have been in the congress and i have worked on these issues. believe me, when you look to the arms control and try to deal with the soviet union, you cannot come at it from a nine leaf position. you have to understand the soviet position and understand how they will respond. sitting on that committee for eight years to deal with the soviet union and how we can move forward that is just one of the troubling issues that is going to be facing this nation. >> quayle their something on the table he's charged me with so let's get to that one when you talk about the breakfast club, as you know, there was perfectly legal and biform did and i closed it down almost immediately because i thought the perception was bad. but it's the same law that let you invite the high-priced lobbyists down to williamsburg. bring them down there and entertain them playing golf and playing tennis and bring in the
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of information on my best to go to to educate themselves further about this. i just add one more comment. natural family planning can be used to 99 percent effectiveness , which is significantly greater than a lot of the contraceptives. >> thank you. >> have you looked at the population in south america recently? [laughter] >> no, let me answer this. i personally believe that a lot of what you said is valid. when i teach constitutional law in that deal with the issue of sodomy and the laws against sodomy in the united states, i ask my students, why was it plans? and it is not just -- sodomy applies to both, sexual and heterosexual intercourse. i ask them why it was banned in all of the state's. and the reason was the belief, i dearly held belief and one which i share in which when people get together to express their love through sexuality it should be an expression of love and not just the need to have a physical release. it is then we are using another human being for our pleasure. i find that immoral. however, it is absolutely true that what you are talking about is not as effective form of bi
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
to report that she got federal aid and is now going to college making her dream as an education come true because she is going to be a social worker. she wanted to tell us her family is better off. she's doing everything right planning by the rules, and i think that there's someone on her side and middle class family in the 16th district deserve someone who is going to be there in washington looking out for them because the special-interest and self-serving politicians have left people. thank you. [applause] >> moderator: thank you very much, congresswoman sutton. congressman renacci no single party can have all the good ideas. what have you heard from your colleagues on the other side of the aisle that makes sense to you and what are you doing specifically to bring the government since the of gridlock to the nation's capital? renacci: you talked about my bipartisan group and i appreciate that. we got about dodd-frank and the runaway train. i wasn't even in congress at that time so it's interesting. the truth about the bipartisanship is we have to work on that partisanship. i am so proud
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Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
and create jobs and helping environments. we do a tremendous amount for education and veterans. we have hired, and if you're a veteran in this room thank you very much for serving this country, we have hired 4800 veterans this year in the last 18 months or so. there is this thing called 100,000 jobs which we help starting hired 28,000 veterans and we have done 4500 ourselves. while other people are talking, we are doing. before this program we will do 1000 so we try to participate and to me it's all the same thing, healthy vibrant company, makes it all possible. the dying company, now been it is possible. i will put it in that same thing by the way, people say as an employee or shareholder if i don't make customers happy there is nothing else. if our employees don't do a good job -- it's all important to me. i try to run a fair profit, take care of your own people in your clients. let me go back to the mistake issue one more time. here's a question for you all. we have something like $15 billion in exposure in derivatives and hedging and bouncing around. you could easily tell me get it down.
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm EDT
are as opposed to what they are called technically. i really wish we had a catchy term for tax-exempt educational group. via things like like semi-super pac or something that would allow us to shorthanded. it would probably help a lot in the educational aspect. for readers. >> they get five o. one c. four and were out of here. editors don't want to see. >> the acronym would be excited. >> so what i see as we are entering a universe, where brad probably thinks this is positive, where more money is flying outside of party institutions, outside of candidates. more of a controlled by constellations of political operatives and donors with ties to different candidates. and that is where i see us going. i think it is a consultant strain. i mean, it is like a gold mine for political consultants. you can make so much money you don't have to answer to candidates or candidates spouses or travel anywhere. they just sit in a control room in alexandria, cut ads, collect checks, read polls. it's a great job and it is the future of politics. >> so we have a whole bunch of questions here and also people on twitte
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Oct 7, 2012 12:30am EDT
for. she was writing to kind of educate young people on the politics and the social situation of her time. this is middle-class i guess but before the publication of uncle tom's cabin they were living off of calvin salary which really wasn't very much. after the publication of uncle tom's cabin she became a sensation, the most famous author of america and in the world. she did a tour of great britain part no i mean this novel brought her great things and with the came considerable prosperity though there would have been more if she had negotiated a better contract with her publishers etc., etc. but she continued to write and she wrote prolifically after the publication of uncle tom's cabin. after that she had written sketches for the magazine but this was her first big novel. after that she wrote several and all of them were income generating novels. she was a housewife and didn't have much of an income but she became prosperous and her house, her real house, she might say the house that she built in hartford connecticut is basically a testament to her prosperity that came after the
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Oct 14, 2012 3:00pm EDT
that makes the white middle class educated american guy, working 70 hours a week, week in, week out, year in, year out, who has accomplished something in his life, feel as if he is resented. it's a war that says our christian values have no place in this world. it is a wall that says no culture is better than any other. no one set of values, no one model worth aspiring to. it is a war that encourages, fosters, harbors, and empowers, radical islam. it is a war whose casualty will ultimately be the western world. mark my words. our war is with these people as much as it is with those whose extremism authored the events of september 11th. america is the one hope for the world. the only shield. the only hedge of protection. the one bloodline that we must make sure together no enemy can cross. it has the model. it has the values. it has the culture. it has the freedom, and it has the constitution. see, america is a conservative idea in a sea of socialism. american values are conservative values. america favors the individual to the collective. patriotism to radical multiculturalism. israel to pal
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Oct 10, 2012 7:30am EDT
union. spent they are the healthiest and most educated young people in cuba's history. many of them say they have castro and a socialist revolution to thank. >> we talked to one observer. he told us that if he were a warning the nobel prize he would nominate mikhail gorbachev. what do you think about? >> is that because bill clinton is such a great present, or is there something, i want is a almost sexy about a man who can get away with things over and over again? >> she clearly hated being thought of as just bill clinton's wife. finally, last november 1998, hillary clinton show the world what she can do on the campaign trail without him. political mastery, every bit as dazzling as his. >> for castor, freedom starts with education. and if literacy all over the rc, cuba would rank as one of the freest nations on earth. e-literacy -- the literacy rate is 96%. >> the new speaker was on the forefront time holding her sexual grandson all the while giving directions on how events would proceed. it seems the ultimate in multitasking, taking care of the children and the country. >> people have
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Oct 14, 2012 8:15am EDT
who get out, have enough of them that they are educating us about the truth of life in north korea. there've been several books published and we now have a much better picture of what the truth of the existence is there. but the north korean refugees are performing a second equally important function. i do believe more important. they are hoping their own information starved homeland, just as the world now knows more about north koreans, north koreans still far more about the period. this is to thanks to the efforts of north koreans who have escaped. how did they do that? think a minute. an immigrant. with the first thing he wants to do? he wants to let his family back home know he's okay and tell them about his new life. before a north korean who wants to do that, it's next to impossible. you can't make a phone call to north korea. you can't send an e-mail or text message or facebook and you can't even mail a letter. so the exiles have created a black market in information. they hire chinese careerist across the border and deliver messages, or sometimes they deliver chinese cellph
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 7:45pm EDT
. they are educating us about the truth of life in north korea. and there have, several books published about life in north korea, and we now have a much better picture what the truth of the existence is there. but the north korea refugees are performing a second equally important function. arguably even more important. they are helping to open up their own information starved homeland. just as the world now knows about north korea. north koreans know far more about the world. this too is thanks to the earths of yort koreas who have escaped. how do they do that? think a minute. any immigrant who goes to a new country, what's the first thing they want to do? he wants to let his family back home know he's okay. and them about his new life. but for north koreas who wants to the do that it's next to impossible up. you can't make a phone call to north korea. you can't an e-mail or text message or facebook. you can't even mail a letter. so the exiles have created a black market in information. they hire chinese couriers to cross the border and deliver mess ages or sometimes they deliver chinese cell pho
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Oct 9, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the president -- in educate the gateway to opportunity. [cheering and applause] across our most beautiful state, we have an abundance of sun and wind and geothermal. that's why i stand up and fight for our clean energy entrepreneurs and workers who are making nevada the clean energy jobs capital of the united states of america. [cheering and applause] and when it comes to our seniors, who have worked so hard their entire lives, i stand up and i fight so when they retire, we can have dignity and peace of mind knowing that their medicare and social security will be there for them in future generations. [cheering and applause] education, energy, veteran's benefits, medicare, social security, along with women's rights and welcome is what -- [cheering and applause] that's is what is at stake this november. on issue after issue president obama is moving us forward by rebuilding an economy that ensures that all americans who work hard, play by the rules, students, parents, hard-working men and women in nevada can build economic security and live the american dream. [cheering and applause] president ob
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Oct 7, 2012 9:45am EDT
establish for two reasons. one is because there is a need for education in tennessee and the answer is that there is a memorial in the fat. so howard is says to sentiments together and forming this university and served as president in 1890s. this is an oddball peas because it's signed by jefferson davis, the higher theoretically if that actually would be shooting against a few years time. jefferson davis was of course secretary of war for the civil war and this is commissioned a second lieutenant. after he graduated from bowdoin, went to west point and was a commissioner commissioned officer after three years of being there. jefferson davis was an honorary recipient after the civil war. howard was appointed commissioner of the freedman's bureau. here is a letter from mary showed kerry, who was a black woven who is writing to howard, while howard is at this time president of howard university. he held both positions in the late 60s, early 70s. he had been a founding author of howard university. he and a group of others that a congregation of said about the civil war determining how
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Oct 13, 2012 8:00am EDT
to have very successful careers afterwards. but we were the good girls. so we were highly educated, mostly white middle-class girls who were told in college that we were very smart and we are very competent, but the word career in the '60s was hardly ever mentioned. some women went on to navy medical school or law school but most women were expected to have a job until they get married and have children. we came to "newsweek" thinking that this is a fabulous, and it was, a very glamorous job to have in those days. we started as actually women were hired on a male desk to deliver the mail. and you graduated to clipper where you clicked newspapers and deliver them to the riders. if you are really good you got to be a researcher. that was a real exciting job because, in fact, you worked on the stories of the week that were breaking news. you worked with writers, reporters, the editors. and those of us who work in the sections in the back of the magazine, from medicine or the arts or lifestyle or religion, did a lot of reporting as did the women in the business section because new york was the
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Oct 13, 2012 1:45pm EDT
of issue. and every one of them has examples of that. at one time education was really considered more a woman's issue in the state legislature until in the 80's began connecting it to economic development. once it became an economic development issue than it is no longer woman's issue because it takes care of the children. this is not everybody's issue. >> is one thing million people need to understand. for us, for our generation women and also many, many men, feminist was a positive word, a good thing. very good thing. and so you have these women who embraced feminism, think it's a good thing and have now discovered that it is not working anymore and there are -- the women i teach don't want to be identified. the last thing they want to be identified with. and u.s. tim, do you believe in this, this, this. they say, yes to yes, yes. well, you know, your a feminist. the label is a problem. many women don't want to use the label, don't want to send signals that are associated with the label because they know their is a group of voters out there who don't see it the way it our generation
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Oct 14, 2012 7:00pm EDT
college-educated suburban people who said this is intolerable, we want action, and literally within six or seven months the environmental protection agency was established by richard nixon who was no tree hugging environmentalists let me tell you. there were seven or eight major pieces of legislation that passed the clean water act and safe drinking water act and so on. a tremendous change. and this was done in response to public pressure. public pressure exhibited by people going out in the streets taking part in demonstrations. next one is the march on washington. we just slipped by the 49th anniversary of the march on washington which on august 28th 1963i was there. it was a festival of democracy and unbelievable moment of shining idealism in america that america's dream of participation in equality for all could actually be realized. i had come from the south and i had seen a kid sitting at the lunch counters and i would walk with the kids and birmingham when they unleashed the police dogs and turned the fire hoses on the demonstrators and i saw martin luther king get arrested and t
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Oct 7, 2012 9:00am EDT
" is also a great children's story that is who she was writing for. she was ready to kind of educate young people on the politics and social situation of her time. she's kind of middle-class i guess. before the publication of "uncle tom's cabin," they were living off calvin salary, which wasn't very much. after the publication of "uncle tom's cabin" she became a sensation, the most famous soccer in america, if not the world because this novel brought her great things and with it came considerable prosperity, but would've been more if she had negotiated a better contract with her publisher, et cetera, et cetera. but she continued to write and she broke prolifically after the publication of "uncle tom's cabin." before that novel she had mostly just written sketches for this magazine from a site that. but this was her first big novel. after that she wrote several unobvious or income generating novels. so she was a woman and a housewife who did not much of an m. but after "uncle tom's cabin" she became prosperous warehouse, to how she didn't rents come up with a house that she built over in ha
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Oct 14, 2012 12:15am EDT
all the happy memories and one of the things that i -- is my father taught me to value education. he was such a tirade about it and he often threatened to send me back to mexico if i didn't do well in school. >> with the is a scary threat? >> that was a scary threat because i believed him. i didn't want to go back to mexico and i wanted to make him proud. another thing i felt, i felt that i owed him that. i never wanted my father to say i shouldn't have brought you and it was bad but really like always was motivating me to do well in school and to do all these great things that he wanted me to do. i didn't want to hear that ever from my dad. he never said that he didn't but my dad, and i was writing the book i really wanted to make sure that he didn't come across as the villain in the story. i really wanted to give him his humanity. he has had some really great things. he was dealing with a lot of difficulties that affected our relationship. >> you tell a story here about how you wanted to go to church one sunday and he held up a budweiser and he said, this is my god. >> yes, yes. >>
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
interest in paul jennings when a was director of education at james madison's month bill yeare in virginia.viinia. i was familiar with jennings' f ore considered by the white house historical association tof be the first memoir of life in the white house.nocences of jams madison," and as the title implies, it's really more about the so-called great man than it was about the author himself. my interest was in paul jennings. i set out to discover elements of his own biography to uncover the circumstances behind the original publication of the memoir in 1865 and to find an interview living direct descendents. a slave in the white house, paul jennings and the madisons is the story of paul jennings' unique journey from slavery to freedom. it played out in the highest circles of ideas and power. the white house, james madison's study. it's the story of paul jennings' complicated relationship with the father of the constitution, james madison. jennings was the constant servant in james madison's study, and as madison would discuss political subjects of the day, and during his retirement review hi
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Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
around and compete with our companies because we've educated them but they won't stay here because we won't let them. that's got to be addressed. >> the question is, you all agree, immigration is needed but will it have been? >> i think it will. >> it will. >> now, what it gets, something on the top, something on the bottom, but the bottom line we are getting closer to having to do a reasonable immigration bill. and i think it, whatever it is, will happen when, whenever win is, you know, short-term. >> and it's going to have -- clearly business cares a lot about the issue, but in order to get immigration reform through, we are going to have to take a very hard look and, frankly, there's going to have to be a lot of concessions on the side of -- [inaudible] >> i'm not. i'm saying we need it all. and republicans i think we'll have to back off that cliff. >> everybody has got for a but has to do what they promised people that they would do. you have got plenty of votes are immigration reform. they all promise to. what we have to do is write the bill that caches all those promises. i think ju
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Oct 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, very culturally sophisticated, a conductor, as i've said, so very well-educated and is a person who reads a lot and punctuates a lot of her conversation with very sophisticated, literary references, and that didn't go off so well down in west virginia. it also didn't go over so well when she was first married to the governor and became first lady, did a couple of interviews and was asked, "do you ever read the papers in west virginia? what do you think?" and she said, "oh, i don't ever--i don't ever read them. i only read the new york times." now she later corrected herself in another interview, but sort of amplified it by saying, "i don't read the local newspapers because i never like to read the papers where i conduct because i'm too sensitive to criticism. plus, i do read the papers, because you have to get something here, because you can't get the new york times." so she had a little bit of difficulty sometimes of not knowing when to stop. c-span: the relationship between gaston caperton and his wife and the rockefellers -- senator and mrs. jay rockefeller? because you have -- i
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Oct 13, 2012 8:00pm EDT
manifesto, which is the protest of the supreme court decision in the brown versus board of education decision in 1954. strom thurmond is the recordholder to this day of the longest one-man filibuster in the "guinness book of world records," "guinness book of world records," 24 hours and 18 minutes he spoke against the 1957 civil rights bill. we remember strom thurmond today is one of the last of the jim crow demagogues and he was. he was one of the last jim crow demagogues but what we forget about thurmond is that he was also one of the first of the sun belt conservatives. now what do i mean by that? what is a sun belt conservative? the sun belt, it was one of the major stories in the history of 20th century american politics and that is the flow of jobs and industry, for resources and population from the states of the northeast and midwest to the south and the southwest in the post-world war ii period. southern states were recruiting industries. they were passing right to work laws. they were receiving lots of funding for the federal government to build military installations at a t
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Oct 14, 2012 10:30am EDT
court's decision to brown v. board of education decision in 1954. strom thurmond is the recordholder to this day the longest one-man filibuster. it's in the guinness book of world records. 24 hours and 18 minutes he spoke against the 1957 civil rights bill. we remember strom thurman today as one of the last digit growth demagogues. anyways. but what we forget is that he was also one of the first of the sun belt conservatives. now what do i mean by that? now, the sun belt is one of the major stories in the history of 20th century american politics. and that is the flow of jobs, industries, resources and population from the states of the northeast and midwest to the south and southwest in the post-world war ii period. you know, something stays for recruiting industries, passing right to work laws. they were receiving lots of funding for the federal government to build military licenses at the time the united states is involved in the cold war against the soviet union. so states like mississippi, georgia and texas and florida and southern california and arizona and north carolina are al
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm EDT
her education or four for filling her dreams in her career. i want to acknowledge there and many women and many families who do continue to strive and to accomplish those things and you love children who are not planned very much and i applaud those families, but it can be a difficult circumstance and it can be a barrier for many women. and that really robs all of us have the potential that those women have to contribute amazing accomplishments and amazing ideas for public discourse that were not able to hear from them because of these types of barriers. we have seen that historically over the last two decades, i mean open wide access to contraception is something i made an incredible difference to being able to have careers, being able to hold elected office, being able to be part of our larger public discourse and the ceos and contribute to our society and that way. so it is important that we make that option available to all the women in our communities. we know that women who have trouble affording contraception are disproportionately from low income communities. this is common sen
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
really wish we had a catchy term for a tax-exempt 501(c)(4) educational group. something like semi-super pac or something that would allow us to shorthanded, would probably help a lot in the educational aspect, for readers. >> to get people to read. >> forget readers, editors. editors don't want to see 501(c)(4). so what i see is we're entering, where brad probably thinks this is positive, where more money is flowing outside of party institutions, outside of candidates, more of a controlled by constellation of political operatives and donors with ties to different candidates. and that is kind of where i see us going. i think it's a consultancy dream. i mean, it's like a gold mine for a political consultant. you can make so much freaking money. you don't have to answer to candidates or candidates spouses spouses. said in a control in alexandria, cat, collect checks. it's a great job and it's the future of politics. >> we've got at least one growing industry. so we have a whole bunch of questions here and also for people who are on twitter, you can use the hash tag investigate this,
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Oct 12, 2012 8:00pm EDT
educated. libya, their scenario, libya can come out better than tunisia and egypt. because it has a special -- special types of resources that can come together to avoid a somalia like situation be met just quickly on tunisia, and i apologize to those who heard me speak a few minutes ago before, i saw the tunisia and arab spring is split into two oversimplify. there was an older, more working class, andrea angrier spur earning based on the algerian protests, which has been since 2005. there was an urban growth gender, more middle and upper class, more socially networked, more employed from a more hopeful, more human rights oriented. it kind of push the revolution over the top. at first arab spring that didn't succeed. we did a security report last may. our main concern was disarray and i am even more concerned about that immortalization of the police force in tunisia, not laid out in the embassy attack and the recent repeats, there are some very serious problems, particularly in libya and tunisia. problems with the police that need to be addressed. but most important, is the economics come
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